Career Research and Resources

 
Career research, if done patiently and thoughtfully, can help students set solid goals for their academic career and beyond.  Below are sites that offer a wide range of information related to your career research.
 
The library on the Escanaba Campus has career resource material.  Talk to one of the staff or work study students at the library to assist you.  
-Click here for the resources available at the Bay College Library
 
Bay College students can access CareerLocker, an on-line Career Exploration tool that is handy and comprehensive.
- Click here for the CareerLocker website
 
The Bureau of Labor and Statistics is a fact finding agency for the U.S. government.  This site offers many resources including economic information for all states.
 - Click here for the Bureau of Labor and Statistics website
 
The Occupational Outlook Handbook provides wonderful information on almost any occupation you can dream up, including the nature of the work, good and bad aspects of the job, training needed, job outlook for the next ten years, earnings tables, and other information. 
- Click here for the Occupational Outlook Handbook website
 
The Department of Labor addresses issues related to the American workforce and has information on how to find and apply for federal government employment. 
- Click here for the Department of Labor website
 
- Click here for the website to all things Michigan
- Click here for the website for all things Wisconsin
 
Explore Health Careers– Everything you want to know about a wide variety of health careers all in one spot.
- Click here for the Explore Health Careers website
 
O*Net on-line is a place to do a quick skills assessment that can aid in your career research and begin to guide you in an area of interest.
- Click here for the O*Net website
 
The iseek site offers exceptional information in regards to careers.
- Click here for the iseek website
 
The Michigan Department of Civil Service is  human resources for State of Michigan employees.  This site contains career information, how to apply for positions within the State of Michigan, and job postings.  The State of Michigan is expected to lose 34% of their workforce to retirement by the year 2014 so checking out the types of careers the State of Michigan has to offer is definitely worth a visit.
- Click here for the Michigan Department of Civil Service website
 
 Learn about an assortment of career choices, find career information, and locate career resources with CareerOneStop
- Click here for the CareerOneStop website
 
Quintessentail Careers:  A good overall career exploration website for a wide variety of people at various stages of the exploration process.
- Click here for the Quintessentail Careers website
 
Many students seek more information about what can be done with their chosen major.   These sites aid in sparking ideas that are sometimes outside of the normal choices. 
 
Belonging to a professional organization allows students to become familiar with the language of the chosen area of study and help in building networking opportunities.  Most organizations offer special student rates, well below the cost of regular membership.  We encourage you to join a professional organization related to your area of study.  The links below offer access to related professional organizations. 
 
Academic Majors:
What can I do with a major in...?-  Have you ever wondered where your academic program is taking you? 
- Click here for the What can I do with a major in... website
- Click here to search the Major search website
 
Bay College Main,
2001 N Lincoln Road, Escanaba, MI 49829
906.786.5802 Main Campus Directions